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Estimating forest residue for biomass production
The webinar begins by describing the biomass supply chain and the issues with its management. This will lead to motivation of why measurement of forest residues is necessary for its successful management. The seminar then ...
Characterization of forest residuals for bio-jet fuel production
Softwood feedstock samples collected throughout the Pacific Northwest have been characterized for carbohydrate, lignin, and extractives content. Some of the samples have received exhausting testing through pretreatment, ...
Creating a research to classroom pipeline: closing the gap between science research and educators
As scientific research evolves information in (K-12) curriculum can quickly become outdated. New research can greatly change the way we teach about science topics and the content we want students to understand. Educators, ...
Mid-Cascade to Pacific Corridor: Supplemental
This document provides supplemental material related to the Mid-Cascade to Pacific Corridor analysis that describes hazard mitigation strategies.
Long-term soil productivity and sustainability of forest harvest residue harvesting
Forest harvesting intrinsically removes organic matter and associated nutrients; these exports may impact soil productivity of managed forests. We will examine the effects of removing forest floor and harvest residues on ...
'Woods-to-Wake' life cycle assessment of residual woody biomass based jet-fuel
The residual woody biomass (a.k.a harvest slash) produced during forest harvest operations in the Pacific Northwest, is generally burned in the forest or left on the forest floor to decompose. Drop-in biofuel production ...
From the forest to the classroom: Energy literacy as a co-product of biofuels research
The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) is a biofuel research project that includes a holistic educational approach to energy literacy. NARA research is focused on woody biomass as a feedstock for biofuels and ...
TPO harvest residue information and forest market models for biorefinery siting potential
NARA scientists have focused on building supply chain solutions demonstrating forest harvest residues as a viable source of woody feedstock for production of biojet. A key aspect in supply chain logistics is biorefinery ...
Decision support for forest harvest residue collection
Forest harvest residues are often available at roadside landings as a byproduct of the log manufacturing process. This residue is usually available for renewable energy production if desired, however there is a significant ...
Rational design of polymer-based absorbents: application to the fermentation inhibitor furfural
(Biotechnology for Biofuels, 2015)
Reducing the amount of water-soluble fermentation inhibitors like furfural is critical for downstream bio-processing steps to biofuels. A theoretical approach for tailoring absorption polymers to reduce these pretreatment ...